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Casa Velas Hotel Boutique
Romantic all-inclusive hotel set on golf course
Resembling a private estate, Casa Velas offers Condé Nast and AAA award-winning service in a casually elegant and intimate boutique atmosphere in Puerto Vallarta. This boutique hotel enjoys a garden setting surrounded by the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Recently chosen as one of the Top-10 hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean in three different categories by TripAdvisor®, Casa Velas is an enchanting destination where simple pleasures rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Once inside the gates of this exclusive estate, it’s hard to believe you’re just minutes from the beach, Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport, the city’s charming Centro, and El Malecon. Take a stroll through to the sophisticated Marina, or take their private transportation service to the Ocean Club to enjoy breathtaking oceanfront views along with exotic cocktails and delicious Asian cuisine specialties. Their concierge can help plan the perfect outing to enjoy downtown, the mystical jungle, or a water excursion to view their incredible coastline.
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques
Prestigious cliffside hotel with luxury villas
Known for being naturally elegant, this intimate all-pool villa property offers cliff-side views of Acapulco Bay and artfully blends the romance of travel with a unique sense of place and signature touches of Asian hospitality. Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués boasts 45 villas starting at 2,020 square feet, each with its own full-sized swimming pool. The property offers a number of exquisite dining options, from seafood served at tables nestled between rocks and the sea at Los Rocas Bar and Grill, to delicious Latin Oriental fusion options at the ocean-front restaurant La Nao. For those looking to experience the awe-inspiring Acapulco sunset, Las Vistas is the perfect spot to enjoy both the view and Spanish tapas. The hotel also hosts two chefs from Banyan Tree Phuket at the signature restaurant Saffron, where guests can experience the sublime spices and flavors of Thai cuisine. The Banyan Tree Spa Cabo Marqués offers a unique spa experience given the authentic Asian influence of the treatments and Banyan Tree’s renowned experience and reputation in spa therapies and holistic wellness. Trained therapists from Asia, educated in proprietary techniques with unique and ecological products the therapist must undergo 300+ hours of training to receive certification from Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Thailand. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, like the tropical and sacred tree that inspired its name, is an intimate retreat that blends romance and serenity with exotic sensuality, providing a Sanctuary for the Senses.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Riviera Maya : Mayakoba
Luxury Riviera Maya retreat with spa, beach club
Melipona bees are a genus of stingless bees, several of which are kept for honey production and pollinators of the Mayan Jungle. Keeping Melipona bees has been a tradition for Maya communities for centuries, who believe the bees are imbued with a mystical power as messengers between the living world and the underworld; however these small bees have been in decline and are now threatened with extinction. Banyan Tree Mayakoba recently completed the second phase of its Melipona Bees: Mayan Legacy Project. Commencing in 2009, Phase One consisted of setting up a meliponary for the endangered community of bees located in Vida y Esperanza, 20km from the resort. Phase Two involved setting up a workshop to create handcrafted soaps using Melipona honey. The soaps are used as turn down gifts at the resort and for guests to purchase in the resort’s gallery. Banyan Tree Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, is 40 minutes from Cancun International Airport and within easy distance of three archaeological wonders - the Chichen Itza complex, Tulum seaside ruins, and Coba jungle temples. Featuring 107 pool villas, the resort preserves four eco-systems – the mangroves, dunes, low forests and coral reefs – in which it is located in, and pays homage to ‘Mayakoba’ which means ‘Village of Water’ with villas built along the waterways and ocean front.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya : Playa Del Carmen
All-suite Riviera Maya resort with gourmet dining
Surrounded by 86 acres of jungle, mangroves, and fresh water cenotes, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been meticulously designed to exist harmoniously with its environment. The resort’s owners have made it their goal to set the example for sustainable tourism in the Riviera Maya. Upon arrival one can appreciate the need to respect the pristine setting- each suite features views of the Quintana Roo´s riches. Behind the scenes hundreds of measures are taken to ensure the resort uses minimal resources; from biodegradable cleaning products to Reverse Osmosis Desalinating plants which eliminate the need to draw upon the region’s precious fresh water reserves. State-of-the-art air conditioning systems minimize energy use and the resort has reforested the area with over 18,000 trees. Reduction of shoreline erosion and participation in the Federal Sea Turtle Conservation Program are part of daily operations. A visit to Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers a luxury vacation with minimal carbon footprint.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit : Nuevo Vallarta
Grand service and amenities at this family-friendly oceanfront resort on Mexico's Gold Coast
Respect for the environment is a way of life at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Eco-friendly practices permeate every process related to guest services and employees, including innovative water and energy-saving techniques, intensive separation of solid waste and full accountability for protecting the surrounding area. The resort has implemented a comprehensive Green Initiatives program which aspires to promote the conservation of natural resources. This results in a guest experience that is nothing less than extraordinary: a luxury resort that harmoniously coexists with its natural surroundings. Guests may notice the use of scented hand towels instead of paper products and multifunctional room entry cards to regulate electricity without compromising comfort. Grand Velas also features a range of less obvious measures such as solar heated water, biodegradable cleaning products, advanced air conditioning and the use of an internal combustion machine to avoid peak hours of energy consumption. Initiatives go beyond the resort’s boundaries through community outreach, beach cleaning projects and participation in the federal sea turtle protection program.